As huge Penn State Nittany Lion fan who lives in Buckeye country I find myself shaking my head on every fall Saturday and even on Sundays when the NFL plays. I find the fanaticism very astonishing. Maybe it’s just me or has this whole sports crazed nation gotten way out of hand? Don’t take me wrong, I love going to a game and cheering. But is just that, “It’s a game.”
What some would call being very passionate about their teams it makes me to wonder. What if we were that passionate about our spouse, children, life or our faith? Would we pay $75.00 a ticket to watch our daughters dance recital? How about driving 2 hours to scalp a ticket to see our son give a book report? Would we pay for front row seats at church?
It seems to me that the things worth paying for are free. Let’s stop playing with the games and play the only game that matters…LIFE!
Ted Goodwin is a speaker and author of the book “Lessons from a Headache.” In June of 2009 Ted was diagnosed with a “chronic daily migraine” headache. Despite constant pain since the headache began, Ted has not allowed it to stop him from living life to the full. He lives a life that is active, rewarding and full of joy. He diligently trained for and completed his first marathon in September 2010, despite the migraine.